Bird flu outbreak kills two in China

The H7N9 bird flu virus has killed two people in China's Shanghai.

Bird flu outbreak kills two in China
World Bulletin / News Desk

An outbreak of the H7N9 bird flu virus has killed two people in Shanghai, the Shanghai Health and Family Planning Administration announced on Monday.

A 31-year-old doctor and a 77-year-old farmer died on Sunday after being admitted to hospital. Health experts have announced that the bird flu virus in China has spread and the number of reported cases is expected to rise.

Since the beginning of January, 30 new cases have been discovered in the Jinjiang and Guangdong regions as well as in Shanghai.

About 180 cases have been registered since a new bird flu strain was first detected in China in March, with 87 individuals having been discharged from hospitals after treatment.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 20 Ocak 2014, 12:45